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  • Neal Bascomb’s Faster talks of history, motorsport heroes, and Hitler defeat

    Neal Bascomb’s Faster talks of history, motorsport heroes, and Hitler defeat

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    You’re stuck at home right now. This is a pretty damn perfect time to order up a good book, especially one you can buy on Amazon. There’s no need to go to a store. Keep your social distance. Lucky for you, we’ve got just the book for you. It’s called Faster and it’s by author Neal […]

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  • Speed Reads: Classic Sports Cars by Cyril Posthumus

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    More than three years ago, I reviewed an old library copy of Cyril Posthumus’ Classic Racing Cars. I forgot a lot almost immediately after reading that book, but I remembered three things I read in that book that surprised the hell out of me: (1) Peugeot built a twin-overhead cam engine more than 100 years […]

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  • Speed Reads: 'Confessions from Quality Control'

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    [Disclaimer/Disclosure Thing: This reviewer paid $15 over market price during the book author’s crowdfunding campaign to be able to contribute 20 words about his first car. They’re in Chapter 13.] When I read that Rich Duisberg from MotorPunk was writing a book, I was already shouting incoherently and waving my wallet around like a drunk […]

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  • Hooniverse Bookshelf: The Book of the Lamborghini Urraco

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    Immediately before I read last week’s review subject, I whetted my appetite with the similarly weighty, if less cerebral, The Book of the Lamborghini Urraco, by Arnsteim Landsem, an improbable name which feels like an anagram waiting to happen. He’s eminently qualified to write a book about this most maligned of Sant Agata’n supercars, not […]

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  • Hooniverse Bookcase: Intermeccanica, The Story of the Prancing Bull

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    Intermeccanica is one name that I occasionally glimpse on the prow of a parked exotic, and wish I knew more about. Finally, armed with a copy of Intermeccanica by Veloce Publishing, a week’s camping holiday gave me a chance to get to grips with this most intriguing of marques. That I hungrily devoured each of […]

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  • V.I.S.I.T: A Rover and Life After Death

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    Darren was a grafter. A bricklayer by trade, he would pride himself in getting stuck into a project. The more he was seen as being willing to get involved, the more likely he was to be awarded the work. So, in all weathers, he’d be the first on site and probably the first to leave. […]

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  • Hooniverse Bookshelf: America Edition – "American Wheel Man"

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    Happy America day. To celebrate, I’ve lined up three book reviews today that celebrate the speed, ingenuity, and forward-thinking ways that used to typify the American automotive and racing industries. There was at time when we could proudly stand as a nation and see our drivers, cars, and teams taking on the best that the […]

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  • Hooniverse Bookshelf: America Edition – "America's Star-Spangled Sports Car"

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    Happy America day. To celebrate, I’ve lined up three book reviews today that celebrate the speed, ingenuity, and forward-thinking ways that used to typify the American automotive and racing industries. There was at time when we could proudly stand as a nation and see our drivers, cars, and teams taking on the best that the […]

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  • Hooniverse Bookshelf: America Edition – "The Snake That Conquered The World"

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    Happy America day. To celebrate, I’ve lined up three book reviews today that celebrate the speed, ingenuity, and forward-thinking ways that used to typify the American automotive and racing industries. There was at time when we could proudly stand as a nation and see our drivers, cars, and teams taking on the best that the […]

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  • Porsche 962 Driver Control Diagram: Who's In Control?

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      Oh the days gone by.  I’ve had cellular telephones that are more complex than the driver control layout of a Porsche 962.  With the loud pedal supplying a healthy wallop in the back when footed, I’m not sure that I would want to have to pay attention to many other switches and dials, however. […]

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